The time has come to start thinking about Cedar Point’s annual CoasterMania event, which gets guests access to exclusive ride time (ERT) both in the morning and evening on the first Friday of June, this year being June 1st.
CoasterMania requires a separate ticket in addition to admission to the park, and you must be a member of an approved coaster club.
Cedar Point also offers a discount on rooms at the resort, so we were interested in running a comparison between the various publicly available discounts.
First, lets look at the rates from 2017, which are always an interesting comparison.
For our comparison, we priced out CoasterMania for both Thursday and Friday night stays. Staying two nights during 2017 was $408 for Hotel Breakers and $188 for Express Hotel.
Rack rates for 2018 would be $428 at Hotel Breakers or $298 at Express Hotel.
MANIA Promo Code
Entering in Promo Code MANIA brings the price of Hotel Breakers to $388 ($20 less than 2017 rates) but Express Hotel rings in at $198 ($10 more than 2017 rates).
Season Passholder Rates
As a season passholder, we are always curious where our discount ranks among those in the public marketplace. Promo code PASS.
Hotel Breakers in $403 while Express Hotel is $268.20. Clearly no winners here compared to the CoasterMania exclusive rates.
Returning Guest Rate
Having stayed at Cedar Point Resorts in years past, we qualify for the returning guest rates. Entering in promo code RETURN brings up the following rates.
Now we are getting interesting! Returning guests using this promo code for 2018 CoasterMania brings Hotel Breakers to $373 ($15 savings over MANIA rates). Express Hotel, however, goes up to $248 (a $50 increase over MANIA rates).
We are always interested in price manipulation and getting the best deal, and clearly you can see by the above examples, prices jump all over the place and there is no real consistency in the cost structure across the various public discounts.
Want the best hotel deal for CoasterMania assuming you want to stay at a Cedar Point Resort?
Hotel Breakers- Use promo code RETURN
Express Hotel- Use promo code MANIA
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